- the function or work of a teacher; teaching.
- the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.
Origin of pedagogy
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Related Wordscultivation, schooling, culture, learning, erudition, tutelage, edification, discipline, information, guidance, brainwashing, improvement, indoctrination, civilization, teaching, breeding, reading, direction, finish, tuition
- the principles, practice, or profession of teaching
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Word Origin and History for pedagogy
1580s, from Middle French pédagogie (16c.), from Latin paedagogia, from Greek paidagogia "education, attendance on boys," from paidagogos "teacher" (see pedagogue).
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